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Education and research in medical optronics in France
Author(s): Jacques Demongeot; M. Fleute; T. Herve; Stephane Lavallee

Paper Abstract

First we present here the main post-graduate courses proposed in France both for physicians and engineers in medical optronics. After we explain which medical domains are concerned by this teaching, essentially computer assisted surgery, telemedicine and functional exploration. Then we show the main research axes in these fields, in which new jobs have to be invented and new educational approaches have to be prepared in order to satisfy the demand coming both from hospitals (mainly referent hospitals) and from industry (essentially medical imaging and instrumentation companies). Finally we will conclude that medical optronics is an important step in an entire chain of acquisition and processing of medical data, capable to create the medical knowledge a surgeon or a physician needs for diagnosis or therapy purposes. Optimizing the teaching of medical optronics needs a complete integration from acquiring to modeling the medical reality. This tendency to give a holistic education in medical imaging and instrumentation is called `Model driven Acquisition' learning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3831, Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, (16 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388709
Show Author Affiliations
Jacques Demongeot, Univ. Joseph Fourier of Grenoble (France)
M. Fleute, Univ. Joseph Fourier of Grenoble (France)
T. Herve, Univ. Joseph Fourier of Grenoble (France)
Stephane Lavallee, Univ. Joseph Fourier of Grenoble (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3831:
Sixth International Conference on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Jose Javier Sanchez-Mondragon, Editor(s)

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